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Forgiving; July 31, 2020


Mark 2:5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.” This is a very interesting incident. It’s the only place I can recall where someone else’ faith was credited for forgiveness. We don’t … Continue reading

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Giving Credit; July 25, 2020


Matthew 15:31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel. Performing so many miracles, Jesus naturally got a lot of … Continue reading

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Authority and Forgiveness; July 14, 2020


Matthew 9:8 When the crowd saw this, they were filled with awe; and they praised God, who had given such authority to men. We don’t often think about how faith is intertwined with authority. Right now all sorts of things … Continue reading

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Preaching; July 1, 2020


Lamentations 2:14 The visions of your prophets were false and worthless; they did not expose your sin to ward off your captivity. The oracles they gave you were false and misleading. Lamentations is not a book we read very often, … Continue reading

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Repentance; June 22, 2020


Isaiah 57:21 “There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.” We love the many gracious promises in the Bible but we tend to ignore the conditional statements. We love, “Peace, peace, to those far and near,” in verse … Continue reading

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Repentance; May 29, 2020


2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will … Continue reading

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Sin; May 3, 2020


1 John 3:6 No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. For once I have an almost violent reaction against the Japanese translation of this verse, … Continue reading

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Holy; April 29, 2020


1 Peter 1:14-16 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: … Continue reading

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Mercy; April 26, 2020


James 2:12-13 Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! I think a … Continue reading

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Crucifixion; April 10, 2020


Luke 23:33-34 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are … Continue reading

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